* Posts by Muscleguy

1538 posts • joined 15 Aug 2008

We're not getting back with Galileo, UK govt tells The Reg, as question marks sprout above its BS*

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Hoots Mon

If iScotland rejoins the EU post Independence and is therefore able to join Galileo and our space sector able to bid for things will the rest of the UK freeload on our signals? Like the Non NHS English Test & Trace is clearly trying to freeload on Scotlands actual NHS Test & Trace system to the extent that we don’t know how many actual Scots residents have tested positive.

Such confusion is par for the course in Johnson’s UK which we need out of as soon as possible.

Reg readers who wish can of course come up here, help us vote Yes and enjoy EU residential rights, citizenship if you take out Scottish citizenship. Last time it was proposed to make everyone resident in Scotland on Independence Day citizens so come up here.

Top 5 billionaires find that global pandemics are good for business – and their wallets

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Re: Its all virtual

Unless you are making your own home alcohol which you are not allowed to sell. I have 7 gallons of fruit, flower and herb wine maturing at the moment. Also about 2/3 of a gallon of cider left. Gearing up to make beer from grain, hops, water and yeast (prob pinched from a bottle of bottle conditioned beer). It will be very real and valueless since I cannot legally exchange it for other value.

Hic!

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Ahem!

The UK does not have a test and trace system there are various systems due to Devolved govt. The one here in Scotland works so well the privately run systems in Englandshire have been freeloading on it leading many here to wonder if part of the recent spikes in detections here are actually people from England.

Behold the Bloo Screen of Death: Bathroom borkage stops spray play

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Re: I live in Southport - the one in England

You won’t get me inside a drinking establishment this side of a mass vaccination roll out with better than 85% uptake locally (Yes, I will get it).

Yours a PhD Biologist who has had Covid, mildly, if fever hot enough to make me delirious is mild. My cellular immune system seems in fighting order. It detected and dealt with Covid pretty well. No cytokine storms in my lungs or anywhere else.

How my system will react now I have antibody cells I’m not keen to find out thank you. Certainly not for a pint. Instead I’m gearing up to make my own. SNAFU on the ordering of a large pan big enough for a 15L boil and boiling a larger volume for brewing water. The one I ordered leaked copiously through the handle rivets when I test filled it with Dundee’s finest tap water.

It got sent back same day, a very efficient returns process, no quibble. The rivets can be clearly seen to be not properly sealed. A clone of Wadworth’s finest 6X (I like amber ales) is first up. If the weather cools enough for lagering I will do a Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat Beer). I like dark lagers and I like Weissbier so combining them seems a sensible idea. Perhaps a Stout or Porter if the weather stays mild.

Since there is only me I will brew 15L brews. put 10L in barrel (such small barrels can be had) and put the rest in bottles drinking the draught and keeping the bottles for variation while i have other brews in barrel.

As we stand on the precipice of science fiction into science fact, people say: Hell yeah, I want to augment my eyesight!

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Health? Huh!

For Health read ‘the ability to lie around filling your face with junkfood and guzzling alcohol and why not smoking stuff as well and not suffer any side effects such as obesity, a bad back, bad skin, heartburn, body odour and lung cancer’.

The Honor MagicBook Pro looks nice, runs like a dream, and isn't too expensive either. What more could you want?

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Re: Intrigued

I run a mid 2010 15” Macbook Pro, the one with the dodgy motherboard & supposedly nifty auto switching between the graphics card and the integrated graphics chipset. Only it BSOD’s if it does and there is no cure. Except for the excellent gfxCardStatus which lets me set things at Integrated Only. Thunderbird locks that in place nicely. So everything is nice and stable unless I need to restart T’bird then I hover of the gfx icon ready to pounce if necessary since T’bird will also lock in one of the ‘wrong’ settings.

Running Sierra, cannot upgrade to High Sierra since gfx doesn’t run in it. Over a decade old and it still works like new. New battery, new HD, more RAM up to max. Still has some stuff my bioinformaticist daughter put on it when it was hers. I’m slowly getting to grips with R for eg.

Five Eyes nations start new club for competition regulators and paint target on digital giants

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Re: The old shell game?

Several peace activists gained access to the Mt Hood radar & listening facility in NZ & damaged some of the ‘golfball’ screens around the dishes. when prosecuted they claimed urgent necessity & were acquitted.

That NZ despite it’s otherwise semi-non-aligned foreign policy (we are friends & trading partners of Iran for eg) is a member of Five Eyes is a bone of contention in quite a lot of NZ society. Quite why NZ is needed when Aussie is not that far away is never really explained.

The last time a National (Tory) govt so much as mooted relaxing NZ’s Nuclear Free status to please the Yanks the howls & mobilisation of civil society forced a quick, humiliating climb down. The US ambassador was left in no doubt that the NZ public value it as a shibboleth of our foreign policy. It defines who we are in the world.

Our friends keep electing us to the UN security council whenever our possible turn comes up because we are trusted honest brokers with our hearts in the right place. We helped craft the criticism of Israel which the ending Obama administration did not veto. Marking an unusual event. NZ & Israel do not have friendly relations after Mossad hit squads were found using stolen/cloned NZ passports on not one but several occasions after promising not to do it again. Ambassadors were removed. I’m not sure if they are back or if relations are still in the deep freeze.

Our good relations with much of the Arab/Moslem world influences these things. Our Jacinda is big there. You don’t get your picture projected onto the Burj Khalifa without the very top approving it.

Forget Fortnite and FIFA: India wants to develop games based on local legends

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Re: Modi

The funding for good plumbing and sanitary arrangements in the villages can only come from more taxes from more economic activity. Not to mention remittances from dutiful sons and daughters in the tech sectors.

I know someone, a professor emeritus no less, who was born in a Scottish black house in Fife in the middle of the century not long before Ted Heath’s white hot fires of technology speech. I remember the celebrations of electricity supply to the whole of the Highlands & Islands. Broadband is still a dream in some areas.

So we really have nothing much to criticise the Indians for. They are making progress after we spent a couple of centuries milking the country dry & inhibiting local industry. We may have built some civic buildings and improved the plumbing & sanitation but we did by extracting wealth from the Empire then selling manufactured goods back to them. All those locomotives & steamships for eg.

So you might think those parts outside the Home Counties might have been developed rather better.

AI world has gone bananas, it's official. This algorithm will help you optimize your peanut butter and banana sarnies

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Bleucchh! Aaargh! Anaphylactic Shock!

I have never liked peanut butter, almond butter or the toasted hazelnut butter I make are different.

It gets worse, I am genuinely allergic to bananas. So far it has just progressed to hives (I ate an aircraft small cake thing which tasted of lemon). But I don’t have an epi-pen and I live alone so I’m not keen to do trials. I just don’t eat bananas.

So this algorithm is absolutely no use to me.

Be very afraid! British Army might scrap battle tanks for keyboard warriors – report

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I’m reminded of HMS Hood, a fantastic battle wagon. With a wooden deck designed for Jutland where it was almost Nelsonian level of closeness. With long range fire coming down near vertical that deck was suicide. Shell hit the magazine, ship blew sky high. If memory serves there were just 2 survivors. Killed by the Bismarck.

Amazon's auditing of Alexa Skills is so good, these boffins got all 200+ rule-breaking apps past the reviewers

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Re: You lied

My ex wife has an Alexa which came with her internet install. She uses it as a digital radio in essence but the idea of having something listening to me 24/7 creeps me out.

China successfully launches Mars probe that packs an orbiter, lander, rover

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Re: Best wishes

Russia is already looking at building a spaceport on it’s own soil or it could just be part of negotiations with the Kazakhs for the cost and access arrangements.

They might even tell the world about it before it’s built. Though the Americans and Chinese will want to know since a spaceport and a missile site have certain similarities.

'First ever' snap emerges of something vaguely resembling our solar system 300 ly away. We'll take 10 tickets

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Unless you live in Scotland where they have no such power. It is perfectly legal to declare you have no capable receiving equipment. There’s a very hard to find form on the BBC website you fill in. I did it and a nice young man rang me to check. When told my reasons were Scottish political (I object to being taxed to be lied and propaganded to) he was not in the least bit surprised.

Aunty will not release figures for how many folk up here have cancelled their TV licenses claiming (ha, ha) that they don’t collect country by country figures. But twitter and facebook are awash with folk saying they have done it and the website in question can easily be found along with instructions on how to fill it in.

You can still watch subscription only services such as Netflix, Prime etc but you can’t use a smart TV to it since they can get signals. So you will have to buy a nice big dumb computer screen if you want the family to watch together on one screen.

SpaceX pulls off an incredible catch, netting both halves of its Falcon fairing as they fell Earthwards after latest launch

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Re: Invaluable PR

Not entirely true. The goal is truly resuable space craft. Sources of high quality ores are drying up. We can’t keep burning up and sinking in the ocean all the advanced composites which are used in these things or we will run out of atoms to make them out of and have to mine the deep oceans for all the sunk stuff which will cost a huge amount even if we have good ideas where they all are.

Rocketlabs who use solid fuels and 3D printed engines for fast productions are working on recovering their rockets. They don’t have the same sort of PR machine that Musk has so why are they doing it?

Well for one thing they’re 3D hab is in the US so they have to ship the rockets to the NZ facility. By landing and reusing them they save shipping costs including overland to Mahia. Also I suspect they want to know how robust their 3D printed engines are by reusing some of them. If they can demonstrate robustness then 3D printing rocket parts will become routine. THAT has implications for colonising places like Mars where ores may be hard to find and limited.

Until we get spaceplanes with hybrid engines going and the hypersonic missiles suggest it can be done then recovering pointy rockets for reuse is the only game in town.

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Re: True Agile

It’s how much science is done. You bootstrap your way along.

Mexican cave relics suggest humans were populating the Americas up to 17,000 years earlier than thought

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Re: YDP

People don’t like to be wrong. When you have published a slew of papers, books, given public talks, taught a couple of generations of students to be told it was all wrong is hard to take. It’s the sunk cost fallacy us humans are very prone to. Us scientists are humans with careers and reputations and too often that trumps the science.

But the data will continue to come. They tried to get dna from the bones and layers but failed. But there will be a cave out there in the Americas with pre Clovis dna in it I’’m sure.

Considering Australia was reached 50-60kya the much later date for the Americas is curious. We know people made dugout canoes, maybe lashed them together to make catamaran paddled rafts. That gets you around the coasts in Beringia and you follow it down until there’s enough ice free land you can walk inland.

There may have been founder effects with genetic isolation. We’re a very inbred species to start with. Doesn’t take long for the recessive genes to start to come out. Maybe they died out, maybe Clovis supplanted them with better tech. Or maybe the disease burden of Clovis did for them.

Trading up the Amazon killed the great jungle civilisations when Europeans were only on the coasts. By the time Europeans got into the interior the jungle had grown over the cities. It took Lidar and ground penetrating radar to reveal the cities and the remains of the field systems.

Obsidian which can be fingerprinted to individual volcanoes has been used to prove long range inter island trade in the Pacific. For several generations after settlement the people of Aotearoa were trading with the homeland (Tahitii, Mangareva, Tuamotus). Us humans will trade.

We've heard of littering but this is ridiculous: Asteroid dumps up to 50 quadrillion kg of space dirt on Earth, Moon

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Re: 50 quadrillion kg...

Considering it was just before one of the snowball earth episodes it seems likely the dust kicked up from the impact might have caused Global Cooling much like a nuclear winter would. Might have triggered a nascent phase change to Snowball program 3.

But dinnae fash yersel, volcanic activity and CO2 and methane production and weathering from LIFE probably got the earth out of that program which then got downgraded to Ice Ages. The climate modellers reckon we might have seen off another ice age with the agricultural revolution which chopped down mature forests, burnt the stumps etc Grew seasonal crops using ploughing & probably kept methane farting cows, pigs & geeps while burning wood for cooking and warmth.

It didn’t just take the industrial revolution to kickstart Global Warming, it just added a supercharger to the engine our farming ancestors started. I’m just 2 generations away from the farm gate. Grandfather was a younger son so not in line to inherit the lease, a grammar school boy who became an engineer leaving my Great Uncle to run the farm.

Mainframe madness as the snowflakes take control – and the on-duty operator hasn't a clue how to stop the blizzard

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Re: When snowflake meant snowflake

A name was needed to describe the offspring of helicopter parents who reacted to the various paedophile scares by never letting the sprogs out of their sight let alone able to go about on their own. They have spawned young adults utterly incapable of operating in normal society and according to the Woke Brigade it is up to society and reality to change for them. Fuck that.

We needed a name for such people, an image of such delicacy that they would melt at the slightest touch. Hence snowflake was born.

Don’t get me started on men’s trousers. Now their sized for youngsters with pipecleaner legs from never having exercised except for their thumbs on games controllers. The ones who frequent the gyms seem to never do anything to build their legs, becoming huge torsos on skinny twig like legs.

To avoid buying trousers a full 4 inches too wide in the waste so they will go over my runners/ex cyclist’s thighs I have to buy them online and hope they fit.

Now, jazz hands everybody.

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Re: Reminds me of the day,

[1] I can't remember the exact month, but it was raining. Naturally.

This wouldn’t have been Glasgow by any chance?

Worldpay stops turning in the UK, leaving trail of thoroughly miffed retailers and customers

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I can confirm, I volunteer in a Charity shop & was on yesterday. No worldpay card payments in the morning. A call to them said everyone in the local area was affected. It was back up after lunch though in time for my stint on the door managing the queue was swapped for behind the till. So I escaped the worst of it.

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Re: Argh

And they had best not translate some of the Gaelic dram names either.

On Sundays our local community centre becomes an African pentecostal church and lots of African people turn up neatly dressed all in White. The Woke should perhaps have a word though I doubt there would be much mutual comprehension. Telling folk from West Africa they and their children & grandchildren will be forever victims will not go down well. I know and have known folk from West Africa and victims they certainly are not. Post Independence they took their fate into their own hands and there will be no going back.

White saviour angst complexes from America are not universally applicable. If they ever collide I fear for Woke sanity (more than I do already).

Oh what a cute little animation... OH MY GOD. (Not acceptable, even in the '80s)

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Researching

Back in the Noughties I had a genuine scientific research reason to do an online search for ‘Muscle Anatomy’. I clicked on one link and my screen filled with rapidly reproducing browser windows (remember them?) all showing pr0n. In an office shared with 3 female colleagues (all out in the lab fortunately). I hurriedly hit the kill switch and shut the computer down. Then opened it back up cautiously.

I never did find the info I was searching for. I had it from an ancient copy of Grey’s Anatomy (the book not the TV series) but wanted up to date figures.

NASA trusted 'traditional' Boeing to program its Starliner without close supervision... It failed to dock due to bugs

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Re: So what happened?

<quote>It says a lot about Boeing that they are unable to even make 'traditional' docking programming work.</quote>

Exactly the ISS is hardly ultra modern tech and the Americans and Soviets managed to create common docking technologies in the ‘70s iirc. Also Soyuz is hardly hi-tech any more just more reliable than the American supposedly hi-tech stuff.

I can see the Americans going into Space and trying to colonise Mars and the Moon etc then the Chinese and Indians will come along and do it better, cheaper and more reliably and end up having to rescue the Americans when some crucial bit of hi-tech goes awry and cannot be fixed and Boeing and Space X have just gone bust so no resupply.

Chinese scifi such as Cixin Liu just take Chinese dominance as read with varying degrees of internationalism. The original Enterprise crew should have had more Chinese but back then a Chinese space program would have been a joke but the population would still suggest lots of Chinese and Indians in Space. Indian Engineers were hardly unknown in the ‘60s either.

Mind the airgap: Why nothing focuses the mind like a bit of tech antiquing

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Boffin

They sound like Mac LC’s. The Dept had class sets of those for the teaching labs. I would get one in the holidays or when the 2nd years were doing other stuff, like blood pressure. I was writing my PhD thesis, when not demonstrating the labs and tutoring for extra money (wife and 2 kids).

Good fun was being called over by worried Med students who found the lab too noisy to do a BP (stethoscope method, now superseded*). So I would do it, pretending to listen and give them a BP. You watch the mercury column when it just starts to vibrate as it reduces, that’s systolic. When it stops vibrating, that’s systolic.

*Even with automated machines the Med students are still taught to do it the old fashioned way. In a disaster scenario there may not be any power. Similarly bags of blood are labelled by hand in indelible marker. They have barcodes too, but again in a disaster scenario . . .

Things that happen every four years: Olympic Games, Presidential elections, and now new Mac ransomware

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@nvir

Back in the early noughties we had an older mac in the lab which was a common computer and slow. I had cause to stick a zip drive in it and when I inserted said disc into my Tower I was told it was infected. Knowing where it had just been I took the Norton CD and had a look at the common computer. It was absolutely riddled with nvir, it was pretty much everywhere.

A good long clean later and it was running fairly quickly again. So it slowed computers down a bit. Big deal.

NASA mulls going all steam-punk with a fleet of jumping robots to explore Saturn and Jupiter's mysterious moons

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Re: Units

Smaller than a basketball but bigger than a softball.

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Re: Nuclear?

I’m just thinking of how hard the ice was on that comet, so hard the hardness measuring hammer broke at ‘concrete’. If the ice on the moons is anywhere in the same ballpark . . .

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Re: Pinball?

Short burst, it rolls. Repeat until thrusters are facing downwards. Maybe fire thrusters on only one side as well to aid rolling.

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Re: Just sublime!

Atmospheric pressure does not exist except on Triton so the triple point is really easy to reach.

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Re: Hmm ...

With the temperature on Titan that conversation would likely take decades and their thought processes would be too slow to even notice steam powered bots buzzing around.

I have an old German animation DasRadrorTheWheel.mp4 about two animate piles of rocks who observe human society from stone age to civilisation to the collapse of same. All at a hugely accelerated speed since their thought processes are, um, glacial. I’m reminded of that.

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Re: "so that whenever they run short of ice for propulsion"

Maybe they could use other bots to deliver ice to stranded bots? I would think that would be a fairly trivial bit of programming. If they can pick up ice from the lander/processor they can drop it off as well.

Fasten your seat belts: Brave Reg hack spends a week eating airline food grounded by coronavirus crash

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Beef massaman curry is actually my now ex wife’s favourite dish. I have cooked it many a time, usually employing a sachet of some sort from the local Chinese food emporium but said sachets are much better than a western supermarket equivalent which as you noted tends to the far too sweet. BTW Massaman is the Thai equivalent of Mussulman or Moslem. IOW they got curry courtesy of Arab traders who brought it from India.

Just like we call our numbering system Arabic numerals but they are in fact Indian numerals. We just named them after the messenger not the originator.

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all

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Re: New Normal?

In science collaboration is the norm, you need some analysis you don’t have? you get those guys in on it and they do the analysis part. I have carried on fruitful collaborations with people I have never met and whose voices I have never heard. It was all done by email.

We all got on the paper (which is good for careers) and collaborations look good when you are audited.

No Wiggle room: Two weeks after angry bike shop customers report mystery orders on their accounts, firm confirms payment cards delinked

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Lycra

Nobody actually wears lycra any more. It wasn’t technical, the new technical fabrics have different branding. I have used Wiggle for running stuff, they don’t just do bikes, catering for the tri crowd as well. Not been there in years but and I don’t reuse pwords.

The bork on the sign goes round and round, round and round, round and round

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Re: 256GB for a sign!

Or the boss hasn’t figured out how to mirror the drive so he can replace it with something smaller and put the 256GB in his home machine.

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Re: New Zealand has an SSD?

Ssshhh! You think RocketLabs black livery is a happenstance? Soon all your bases bilong to us, eh bro?

What could possibly make a cranky crocodylomorph more terrifying? How about one that chases you on its hind legs?

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Re: Pretty obvious really...

That seems to be what happens. The Maori word for the huge flightless birds they found in Aotearoa/New Zealand Moas. Moa is the Polynesian word for chicken.

Think Fred Flintstone and his huge dino rib orders in terms of the drumsticks on those. They were not just tall they were muscular.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: Ah, customers.

Oh yes, in Science I always seemed to have bosses who did not and never had done the techniques I was doing hence had no appreciation of the work and effort involved. Bane of my life.

Twitter ticks off Trump with new 'Get the facts' alert on pair of fact-challenged tweets

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Re: Ooh, fun!

Over 80% of people in Scots approve of Scotgov messaging and hence Sturgeon's messaging. Her handling is less but still positive due to over reliance on WM info and strategies. We are diverging properly now, we just need to be able to close our border to those unleashed in England. Warning Polis Scotland is on the lookout for lockdown tourists so don't try and cross the border.

Cummings boosted breakings seem nil to scant up here. We disapprove of him by a huge margin.

Nope, still can't find them. Skullcandy slips Tile's gadget-tracking hardware into individual earbuds

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Bet it still won't make earbuds any more recyclable. There will be a layer in the plastic seam composed just of earbuds.

Runaway Latvian drone found meditating in tree after shutting down nation's skies

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I am reminded of Douglas Adams' Electric Monk from the Dirk Gently books.

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Re: Interesting

Probably more because Estonia is THE digital place in Eastern Europe. They have gone for digital things in a big way. Remember the digital citizenship thing? So not a politic thing to drop Estonian.

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

My eldest at least used to be able to swear fluently in Polish, a legacy of working in various Highland hotels where most of the kitchen, all the cleaning and half the waiting staff will be Polish. The locals usually disdain working in the local hotels. The eldest is Kiwi born so she fitted the demographic. More Kiwis than Aussies in the Highlands, we're more used to the climate.

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

And Scots Gaelic is a protected language very like Irish Gaelic. Which reminds me I started a Duolingo course in Scots Gaelic. I must get back to it.

Well, that's something boffins haven't seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter

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Re: Oh No, Not Again

It is well known that the Dwellers regard Jupiter as a desert planet as it is highly deficient in water.

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Re: It's probably full of Moties

it's a known fact that heffalumps who fall into traps are instantly transformed into people or other animals. This is why we have never observed heffalumps but lots of other creatures fall into holes. it's the only possible explanation.

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Re: Looks like a job for...

Since 2/3 of the earth's surface is ocean or sea you can't see why alien squid would not be interested in visiting here? There's also the various Jovian and Saturnian moons with ice caps and subsurface oceans they might be interested in.

We're going underground, and this time it's not an inebriated banker crapping themselves, but Transport for London

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Contraflow

Except at places such as Elephant & Castle the route to different lines/ingress/egress is along the platform of other lines and at peak times this causes problems. Having to negotiate this at rush hour with NZ based family. I was forced to await another overstuffed train as there was simply no more room for me and my case.

We all met up at Kings X though. I feel for those who have await trains at what is a pedestrian thoroughfare masquerading as a tube platform. Why put in a through tunnel when there's a perfectly good platform?

On visits to London I am always reminded why it is good not to live there any more. Finding out that disabled accessible stations often aren't (one of the party was in a wheelchair) was embarrassing as it was I who had the info up on my phone to aid routefinding. An accessible station with a half metre step up to the train was a particularly memorable example of the disconnect.

Mirror mirror on the wall, why will my mouse not work at all?

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Re: obvious

Male mice actually have rather large balls in terms of body size. Lots of sperm competition if you're a mouse. Big balls go with levels of sperm competition.

Penis size is inversely proportionate to number of partners impregnated. So mice and chimps have big balls and small dicks. Supposedly monogamous humans who have to pleasure a partner to keep her are relative well endowed in the dick department but deficient in the ball size. Having mouse or chimp sized balls swinging between your thighs would lead to lots of OUCH. Male chimps swagger more bandy legged than we do so can accommodate large balls comfortably.

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain

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Note

The pub opening date will apply to England only as the Devolve Nations are doing our own thing since we value health and wellbeing over big bucks unlike Boris' England only rules.

So I will continue to source my beer from Aldi on my weekly shopping expeditions. I buy English beer (Wychwood) and Scottish beer (Harviestoun). I buy good beer regardless of where it's from.

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